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'53 Commons To Go Policy

Eligible members of the Dartmouth Community can take a meal to go from the Class of 1953 Commons by buying into the green2go program. You must be either an enrolled student, or current member of the faculty or staff.  Campus guests and visitors are welcome in '53 Commons, but getting take out food is not available.  Group cards (meal plans that are not assigned to a Dartmouth issued ID) are not eligible for take out meals.


Using a green2go container

    1. Join the green2go program with a one-time $4 investment in a reusable green2go container

    2. Exchange your empty green2go container for a green2go carabiner at ‘53 Commons, Novack Café or Collis Café

    3. Exchange the green2go carabiner or empty green2go container for a clean container at ’53 Commons next time you want to take a meal to go


Take out policy

  • Guests who eat-in may carry out a piece of fruit or a cookie as a desert.  Dine-in guests may not carry out other items when they depart.

  • Guests who choose to carry out must request the carry out option as their meal card is tendered.

  • The attendant will issue a green2go carry-out container and a cup.  Due to health and safety regulations and policies, customers must obtain a clean take out container from the cashier for each take-out meal. Customer-provided take-out containers (including customer-washed green2go containers) are not permitted. 

    • Should the guest wish to carry a serving of soup or other liquid item a hot cup can be supplied upon request. No other items may be placed in this cup.
    • The guest may proceed to their choice of serving stations and collect the items they wish to carry-out with the following restrictions:
      • A maximum of two (2) entrée portions may be taken.
      • Other menu items may be selected without restriction provided the lid of the container closes properly and remains closed when departing.
      • The beverage cup may contain beverages only. All other items are prohibited.
      • If a soup cup was requested it may contain only soup or other liquid menu item. This item may be considered an entrée when appropriate.
      • A reasonable amount of time based on customer volume may be used to collect all food items and exit the dining room. This time is typically 10 minutes, but is at the discretion of the management of '53 Commons.
      • Dining in and carrying out are mutually exclusive activities. A carry-out guest may not eat during collection process; "grazing."
    • The use of excessive time, grazing during the collection process, or non-compliance with any other carry out rule may result in the forfeiture of the carry-out meal.
    • Carry-out guests who violate these policies will still have the option of taking the meal if they pay the door price for a second meal.
    • Repeated violations of these guidelines may result in a student being barred from the carry-out program for the remainder of the term.
  • green2go containers are non-refundable.  Dartmouth Dining Services is not responsible for lost or damaged green2go containers or tokens. We reserve the right to refuse the trade-in/redemption of containers showing damage for any reasons other than normal wear and tear.


Frequently asked questions about taking a meal to go.

Last Updated: 6/20/17